The new Ford Bronco has arrived in the UK through specialist Clive Sutton, imported from the US by the dealer which specialises in desirable, unique and powerful vehicles.
Usually a US-only model, the Bronco has been imported by the firm and prices start from £45,000, rising up to £85,000 depending on the specification level.
The company handles all import import logistics, costs and checks to bring the model over to the UK. The model starts from $29,995 (£23,700) in the US. When imported to the UK, prices for imported desirable models are driven up due to import duty, shipping and additional VAT costs. List prices can rise by as much as 30% because of these additional costs.
Clive Sutton says other costs include insurance and homologation changes to make sure they meet local environmental and safety regulations.
The Jeep Wrangler rival is driven by either a 2.3-litre Ecoboost turbo petrol engine producing 266bhp and 310lb ft or a larger 2.7-litre Ecoboost turbo petrol offering 306bhp and 400lb ft.
A seven-speed manual gearbox with an integrated crawl gear is standard and a 10-speed automatic optional.
Clive Sutton has said that it will provide a comprehensive two-year, 30,000-mile warranty in place of Ford’s standard warranty offering, which doesn't apply in the UK.
“As soon as Ford announced the new Bronco 4x4 SUV, we had enquiries from customers far and wide,” said company founder and CEO Clive Sutton.
“Alongside our core luxury and supercar services, we pride ourselves on being the first to bring the most desirable models to the UK from the US.
“The Bronco offers British buyers a way to stand out from the crowd in a vehicle that's as capable as it is distinctive.”
The Bronco is available as a two-door or four-door model with a three-section removable roof system as standard. Four-door models have four removable sections and both models have frameless doors.
Fitted as standard is a new terrain management system named GOAT (Goes Over Any Terrain) with seven driving modes, including Slippery, Sand, Baja, Mid/Ruts and Rock Crawl.
A high-and-low-range gearbox, trail-turn assist, an electronic front differential and a rear-locking differential are all included as standard, plus the stabiliser bar can be disconnected.